Historians and researchers widely attribute the discovery of distillation to Arab alchemists in the 13th century. In 1918, when merchants arrived in the Lebanese Capital, this distillation is what they refilled customers’ jars with in the markets around the city.
Arak is an anise-based spirit from Lebanon distilled from grape juice with fresh aniseeds, imparting its distinctive fresh flavor. Arak Razzouk Distillery distinguished itself as the first company to bottle Arak under a brand name and sell it to the public. This history was eternalized in a motto that to this day embodies this brand’s Middle Eastern character: “The Prince of the Souk is Arak Razzouk.”
Serve cool but not cold, and watch it turn milky white with the addition of water in a 30/70 or 50/50 ratio.